Trust30: Day 10
What is burning deep inside of you? If you could spread your personal message RIGHT NOW to 1 million people, what would you say?
This. This is a great deal of responsibility. I feel there is so much that could be said to so many people. I feel a great deal of urgency in the atmosphere today. There is so much loss. I don’t mean loss as in people are struggling with lost jobs or loved ones or income, though there is a great deal of that. I mean loss in identity, integrity and genuine-ness.
If I truly had this opportunity, and this much — I hate to use the word, it makes me feel itchy — power, I would want to simply tell people: Stop.
That’s it. Just… stop. Stop caring more about fitting in with other people that they lose themselves. Stop losing their own thought processes. Stop trying so hard. Stop interacting with the fact and embrace the real. Stop looking so past into the horizon they lose their own footsteps. Stop trying to shock they lose a sense of awe.
Stop playing the “my life is worse than yours” game. Stop playing any game unless it actually involves game pieces and rolling dice. Stop paying more on coffee than it does to go to a museum. Stop accepting mediocrity when they can demand excellence.
Stop yelling over people and shouting people down and disguising it as “conversation” or “discussion”. Stop assuming that a difference in opinion or moral choice is discrimination or being uneducated.
Simply stop and think. And breathe.
This would be my message… if people stopped long enough to listen.
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius.
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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